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Top 5 Things to See & Do in Whitby

Whitby is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to it...

Born in Marton, as a young man explorer Captain James Cook lodged in a house on Whitby's Grape Lane during his seaman's apprenticeship. That very same house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to him, packed with stunning artifacts.

Kippered

Near the foot of the 199 steps leading to Whitby Abbey, you'll find a true Whitby institution. Fortune's Smokehouse, established in 1872. You'll struggle to find more delicious kippers anywhere, not to mention that they're award-winning! Kippers Whitby

It's Quicker By Rail...

A train journey over the magnificent North York Moors is an experience to remember - hop aboard the Esk Valley line, or the steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Whitby Station.
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Explore Winding Street and the famous hidden yards guided by one of Whitby Walks costumed 'Storywalkers'. Most of the walk start/finish from the famous Whalebone Arch.
Whalebone Arch Whitby
 

Jet Set

Whitby jet - the 'black amber of the north' - has always been considered the best in the world. Take a walk up Church Street to browse the many jet shops, including W. Hammond and the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, which has the last remaining authentic Victorian jet workshop.

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Plan Your Visit to Whitby

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

What's On In Whitby

What's On In Whitby

Events from
date event
Mon 27 Mar Hidden Figures (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 27 Mar Patriots Day (15) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 27 Sep - Tue 28 Mar Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Crystal Lounge, Whitby
Tue 28 Mar Patriots Day (15) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 28 Mar Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Wed 29 Mar Craft Workshop - Paper-making day at Hilary Thorpe's Studio, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Music Hall

A Grand Music Hall and Variety Extravaganza

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 1 Apr 2017

For One Night only, join Friends of Whitby Pavilion for a Fabulous Feast of Melody and Mirth as they return with a packed show celebrating the good old days of music hall and variety.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

The Fits

The Fits (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Running Time: 72 mins Rating: 12a Saturday 1 April: 11.00am Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm Thursday 6 April: 7.30pm

Whitby Pavilion

Indoor Car Boot

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Declutter your home? Or need somewhere to sell your arts & crafts?

The Fits

The Fits (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Running Time: 72 mins Rating: 12a Saturday 1 April: 11.00am Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm Thursday 6 April: 7.30pm

Great Wall

The Great Wall (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Running Time: 103 mins Rating: 12a Sunday 2 April: 7.30pm Monday 3 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 April: 7.30pm

Great Wall

The Great Wall (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 3 Apr 2017

Running Time: 103 mins Rating: 12a Sunday 2 April: 7.30pm Monday 3 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 April: 7.30pm

Great Wall

The Great Wall (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 4 Apr 2017

Running Time: 103 mins Rating: 12a Sunday 2 April: 7.30pm Monday 3 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 April: 7.30pm

Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 5 Apr 2017

Komedia Entertainment and Live Nation Presents Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

The Fits

The Fits (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 6 Apr 2017

Running Time: 72 mins Rating: 12a Saturday 1 April: 11.00am Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm Thursday 6 April: 7.30pm

Kong

Kong: Skull Island (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Running Time: 118 mins Rating: 12a Friday 7 April 2017: 7.30pm Saturday 8 April 2017: 7.30pm Monday 10 April 2017: 3.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 3.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 3.00pm

Smurfs

Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Running Time: 86 mins Rating: U Friday 7 April 2017: 4.30pm Sunday 9 April 2017: 11.00am Monday 10 April 2017: 11.00am & 1.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 1.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 1.00pm Thursday 13 April 2017: 2.30pm

Kong

Kong: Skull Island (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 8 Apr 2017

Running Time: 118 mins Rating: 12a Friday 7 April 2017: 7.30pm Saturday 8 April 2017: 7.30pm Monday 10 April 2017: 3.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 3.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 3.00pm

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 9 Apr 2017

The Greatest Music of the 20th Century. Wonderful memories of the classic Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra – Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.

Smurfs

Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 9 Apr 2017

Running Time: 86 mins Rating: U Friday 7 April 2017: 4.30pm Sunday 9 April 2017: 11.00am Monday 10 April 2017: 11.00am & 1.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 1.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 1.00pm Thursday 13 April 2017: 2.30pm

Kong

Kong: Skull Island (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 10 Apr 2017

Running Time: 118 mins Rating: 12a Friday 7 April 2017: 7.30pm Saturday 8 April 2017: 7.30pm Monday 10 April 2017: 3.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 3.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 3.00pm

Smurfs

Smurfs: The Lost Village (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 10 Apr 2017

Running Time: 86 mins Rating: U Friday 7 April 2017: 4.30pm Sunday 9 April 2017: 11.00am Monday 10 April 2017: 11.00am & 1.00pm Tuesday 11 April 2017: 1.00pm Wednesday 12 April 2017: 1.00pm Thursday 13 April 2017: 2.30pm